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What to Look for in a Quality Plumber

Busted pipes and clogged drains are a frustrating experience. While the handy homeowner can often fix minor issues, when it comes to the big problems, hiring a professional plumber is the best way to go. But when you do hire someone to come into your home, well, it’s good to look for more than just their ability to fix pipes. The following are some key traits that you should look for when hiring a plumber to make repairs on your Florida home:

Respectful of Your Time and Property

Many plumbers will give general ‘ballpark’ times, but the true quality and professional plumbers aren’t so flippant. You wouldn’t be okay with your doctor saying you have to come to his office and she’ll see you sometime between 2 and 5 PM, so why allow it with a plumber? True professionals will give you a more exact appointment time and will call should they be late. This is a sign of respect and that they take this job seriously. Additionally, quality professionals will detail how they plan to protect the work area before getting started and will clean up their space afterward.

Provides Clear and Complete Estimates

It’s best not to hire a plumber who won’t give you a complete estimate before getting started. If your insurance has offered you a set amount of money for a given repair, DO NOT give that amount to the plumber or other contracting firm hired for a project. Fair professionals will give you fair prices with detailed estimates listing both the cost of materials and labor costs. If you have questions concerning any parts of this estimate or the job itself, quality planners will answer you respectfully and communicate the job so that both of you are on the same page.

Solid References by Both Clients and Former Employees

If you are working with a larger plumbing company, then you should look not only at customer reviews but also previous employee reviews of the company itself at a website like Glassdoor. Companies that treat their employees well are ones that prioritize quality work, quality relationships, and quality rates.

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